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Man Suspected of Shooting 4 People at Market Sept 27 Arrested; 26 lbs of Marijuana & $66,000 cash Seized



Coordinated work by Juvenile Crime Task Force officers and members of the MNPD’s Special Response Team led to the midday arrest of Emmanuel Oboh, 19, the suspected gunman who shot four persons September 27th at the Egyptian Latino Tobacco Market, 619 Millwood Drive.

Oboh was determined to be at a home in the 2500 block of Sharondale Drive. He and resident Hayley Spurlock, 20, complied with commands to exit and were taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of the property revealed 7 pounds of marijuana in a car parked outside, 19 pounds of marijuana inside the residence, along with a stolen 9 millimeter pistol (found in Spurlock’s bedroom) and $66,000 cash.

Spurlock is charged with harboring Oboh, possession of marijuana for resale, gun possession in the commission of a dangerous felony, and theft of the gun. Oboh is also facing a felony marijuana charge in addition to 1 count of attempted murder and 3 counts of aggravated assault in relation to the shooting.

The investigation shows that Oboh was involved in a physical fight with a 19-year-old man outside the market on September 27th, after which Oboh retrieved a pistol from a car in the parking lot and opened fire. His intended victim was not initially hit, but two innocent bystanders, women ages 53 and 20, were wounded by his bullets. Moments later, Oboh fired several more shots at the man with whom he had been fighting, this time wounding him. A third innocent bystander was also hit at that time.

All the victims are expected to recover.

Oboh is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.


Emmanuel Oboh, 19

Hayley Spurlock, 20

Recovered contraband